What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a great way to enhance your smile and correct minor flaws that have you feeling badly about yourself. Whether your front teeth have chips, cracks or spaces and gaps between them, bonding can be incredibly helpful with correcting these issues. Bonding uses composite resin material, which is tooth-colored and matched perfectly to your existing teeth. Your bonding can last for about 10 or more years with the proper maintenance and care.
Why might Dental Bonding be needed?
The reason you might need or want bonding work done is because you’re currently unhappy with the look of your smile. You might have chips, cracks, spaces or even large gaps between your front teeth. Rather than completely compromise these teeth with crowns or veneers, you may want to simply place some bonding material in the area where it is needed. Bonding is a less invasive option when compared to some other procedures.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is ideal for most patients, both adults and children. We will examine the tooth that needs to be corrected to determine if you would benefit from bonding. If you have older bonding, we may need to change it if it is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. You can feel good in knowing that your new bonding can last for 10 or more years and provide you with a full, even-looking smile.
What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?
The bonding experience begins by having you sit comfortably in one of our operatories. We then apply a bonding gel agent to the teeth. The composite resin is placed over this area. We carefully detail and smooth the material into place so that it looks completely natural. The material is cured with a special bright light that hardens the composite resin. You can treat this bonded area as you would any other tooth in the mouth. It is important to clean and floss around the bonding to keep your teeth clean.
If you would like to learn more about how dental bonding works, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.